Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Release Day! The Kew Gardens Girls at War by Posy Lovell ~ My Thoughts #TheKewGardenGirlsAtWar #NetGalley

 Happy Release Day!

Congrats Posy
on the release of
The Kew Gardens Girls at War!

The Kew Gardens Girls at War by Posy Lovell 
Historical World War I Fiction, 448 pages
Published April 19, 2022 by G.P. Putnam's Sons

Inspired by real events, a touching novel about a new class of courageous women who worked at London's historic Kew Gardens during World War II.

In the face of war, gardening is their duty...

When Daisy Cooper's new husband joins the RAF to fight the Battle of Britain, she's terrified she's going to lose him. So when her mother Ivy suggests she join the gardeners at Kew to keep busy, Daisy's intrigued. After all, Ivy worked at Kew during the last great war and made lifelong friends along the way.

Louisa Armitage, not ready to hang up her gardening gloves just yet, and Beth Sanderson, an aspiring doctor looking to make a difference, decide to enlist as well. When tragedy strikes, the women are forced to come together to support one other during their darkest hours. But can the Kew Gardens Girls survive the horrors of war-torn London this time? 

My thoughts about The Kew Gardens Girls at War ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"Kent, Summer 1940 - Louisa heard the engines before she saw the planes. They were high-pitched and droning bees. Angry bees, she thought."

I loved The Kew Garden Girls and was excited when I found out that the author continued their story. As we go back to the Kew Gardens, we get to meet up again with some of the original girls but we also get to meet their other family members and children. The Kew Gardens legacy continues in the next generation. This is a continuation of the first book but you wouldn't need to read the first book to enjoy this one. 

This is a beautifully written historical fiction story that will make you fall in love with the characters and the gardens, even in the midst of the terrible war and all of the tragedy that comes with it. There is a peacefulness and healing to the gardens that made me want to visit and spend time in them. 

The Kew Gardens Girls at War is a definite must-read for all lovers of historical fiction. Amazing writing, beautiful setting, and memorable characters. 

I received an ARC of The Kew Gardens Girls at War from the publisher via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.

 Book #1 was just as amazing. 

About the author

Posy Lovell is a pseudonym for British author and journalist Kerry Barrett. Born in Edinburgh, she moved to London as a child with her family. She has a passion for uncovering the role of women in the past. She lives in London with her family and is the author of The Kew Gardens Girls. ~ Publisher website

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